Quarterly Reporting

Quarterly Report - December 2019

DECEMBER 2019 CARE AND PROTECTION OVERVIEW

How a child might move through and be supported by our services depending on their needs:

  • report of concern is when a member of the public or a professional notifies Oranga Tamariki that a child or young person may be at risk of harm. 
  • If we're worried that a child's wellbeing could be at risk, an assessment or (if more serious) an investigation takes place. 
  • Family Group Conference may then be needed to see what whānau/family support the child needs. A plan is then developed for the child.
  • In some situations, a child or young person may have to be placed in care. This could be someone from their wider whānau or an approved and trained caregiver.
  • When ready, a child or young person may leave care. This might mean returning to their whānau, Or, when they turn 18 they may live independently but still receive support.

A child or young person may leave our services at any of the stages above. They may also re-enter. 

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DECEMBER 2019 CARE AND PROTECTION STATISTICS

Children and young people we have worked with during 12 months to 31 December 2019

  • 85,000 reports of concern involving 61,300 individual children and young people.
  • 43,600 assessments or investigations carried out involving 36,500 individual children and young people.
  • 8,700 Family Group Conferences held involving 6,500 individual children and young people.
  • 1,300 entries to care involving 1,300 individual children and young people.
  • 1,450 exits from care involving 1,400 indivdual children and young people.

Who we're working with

Children and young people in care as at 31 December 2019.

  • 6,150 Children and young people are currently in the Care and Protection custody of the Chief Executive.

  • Gender:
    • 47% Female
    • 52% Male

  • Ethnicity:
    • 58% Māori
    • 9% Māori and Pacific
    • 6% Pacific
    • 26% Other

  • Age: 
    • 8% 0-1
    • 23% 2-5
    • 24% 6-9
    • 23% 10-13
    • 22% 14+

Note: Overall percentages may not always add to 100 percent due to rounding

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DECEMBER 2019 YOUTH JUSTICE OVERVIEW

The graphic flow shows how a young person might move through and be supported by our services depending on their needs:

  • Police make and assessment and decide whether to refer a young person following an offence.
  • Family Group Conference may be needed to see what whānau/family support the young person needs. A plan is then developed for the young person.
  • A youth justice residence provides a secure place for young people to stay who are in custody of the Chief Executive following arrest, remand or sentence.
  • A young person may leave Youth Justice when they've completed an FGC plan; charges are dismissed; get transferred to District or High Court; receive an order from the Youth Court or on turning 18.

A young person may leave our service at any of the stages above. They may also re-enter.

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DECEMBER 2019 YOUTH JUSTICE STATISTICS

Young people we have worked with during 12 months to 31 December 2019

  • 4,050 Family Group Conferences held involving 1,900 individual young people.
  • 750 entries to custody involving 470 individual young people.
  • 710 exits from custody involving 460 individual young people.

Who we're working with

Young people in custody as at 31 December 2019

  • 200 Young people are currently in the Youth Justice custody of the Chief Executive.

  • Gender:
    • 11% Female
    • 88% Male

  • Ethnicity:
    • 70% Māori
    • 8% Māori and Pacific
    • 7% Pacific
    • 15% Other

  • Age: 
    • 1% 10-13
    • 9% 14
    • 26% 15
    • 33% 16
    • 31% 17+

Additional Young People

Young people we worked with not in custody as at 31 December 2019

  • 410 Additional young people Oranga Tamariki is working with
    • 80 Supervision
    • 30 Supervision with Activity
    • 310 Monitored FGC Plan

  • Gender
    • 17% Female
    • 83% Male

  • Ethnicity
    • 63% Māori
    • 8% Māori and Pacific
    • 7% Pacific
    • 22% Other

  • Age: 
    • 3% 10-13
    • 10% 14
    • 27% 15
    • 26% 16
    • 34% 17+

Note: Overall percentages may not add to 100 percent due to rounding. The number of additional young people we are working with as well as the breakdown of this figure are rounded so may not add up to the same number. Youth Justice in the custody of the CE includes young people in remand and those on a supervision with residence order. The current Youth Justice figures provide an over-estimation of the number of tamariki detained under the youth justice provisions of the Oranga Tamariki Act due to the way some changes in legal statuses have been recorded. This will be rectified for the next report. 

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